• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 750.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon SX700 HS advantages over Olympus E-M10 II

  • Less expensive
    $279* vs $499
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Thinner
    34 mm vs 46 mm
    Thinner

Olympus E-M10 II advantages over Canon SX700 HS

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    4/3 vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.75 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 320 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/3200 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent value for the money; Professional-grade ergonomics; Incredibly good image quality for its class; Solid performance specs across the board; Loaded with features.

  • Kit lens may not be quite as sharp as previous kit lens from this line; Below average battery life; Somewhat confusing menu systems.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic ZS40

Canon SX700 HS
Panasonic ZS40
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster shutter
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Olympus E-M10 II
Panasonic ZS40
  • $424
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Canon SX700 HS
Olympus E-M10
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $409
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Olympus E-M10 II
Olympus E-M10
  • $424
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $409
  • 4/3

Compared to Canon SX710 HS

Canon SX700 HS
Canon SX710 HS
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
Olympus E-M10 II
Canon SX710 HS
  • $424
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Panasonic ZS60

Canon SX700 HS
Panasonic ZS60
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • $364
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Olympus E-M10 II
Panasonic ZS60
  • $424
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $364
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Panasonic GX85

Canon SX700 HS
Panasonic GX85
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Olympus E-M10 II
Panasonic GX85
  • $424
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
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